In the morning, natural light bathes this cosy two-bedroom, 212sqm pied-à-terre in Sydney’s harbourside eastern suburb. Boats that glide back and forth over the waters of Rushcutters Bay and a stunning view of the park foreground the beautiful skyline as well as the iconic Harbour Bridge and the Opera House nearby. At sunset, a dramatic burst of orange and red hues peek through the apartment’s large picture windows. C’est la vie for Bonnae Gokson who calls this light-filled nest something that brings her “joy and a lot of rest and comfort”.
“At dusk, it’s the most beautiful place to...pour a glass of champagne for myself, while watching the opalescent skies as it turns orange and red”— Bonnae Gokson
The homey apartment is situated at the heart of one of Australia’s most exclusive and prestigious addresses, a few homes away from where Hollywood royalties Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise used to live. “It’s actually very different from Hong Kong, no matter what. [My place is a] very exclusive little spot. It’s in a rare position,” Gokson explains.